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Jenny Erpenbeck

Translated by Kurt Beals

‘I write an obituary that appears in the newspaper that she always used to read while drinking her afternoon tea. I receive €170.03 for the obituary.’
Translated from the German by Kurt Beals.

Jenny Erpenbeck

Jenny Erpenbeck is the author of Go, Went, Gone and The End of Days, which received the 2015 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. Her collection of essays Not a Novel, translated from the German by Kurt Beals, will be published by Granta Books.

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Translated by Kurt Beals

Kurt Beals is Associate Professor in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literature at Washington University in St Louis.

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